Thor Halvorssen works hard because he has a cause that is worth believing in. The 39 year old half Norwegian, half Venezuelan leader and founder of the Human Rights Foundation believes in the cause that his foundation supports. He has good reason to do so as he has first hand experience in the kind of injustices that his foundation supports.
Halvorssen, who is half Norwegian and and half Venezuelan spent much of his formative years in Venezula, where he watched as his father was taken prisoner for his political beliefs and his mother was shot during a protest against his life. While his life is much more stable now than it was during those early tumultous days, the memory of what it was like to live under such terrible conditions has never left him.
Halvorssen works tirelessly and is known for staying up late to keep working, despite waking up early to get to meet with people and do interviews. His approach has gained him quite a bit of notoriety, and has landed him interviews on popular talk shows on large netwoks like Fox News. He has also been called the new face of Human Rights advocacy by Buzzfeed.
But Halvorssen is more proud of the work he has done and what he has accomplished that these kinds of accolades. He also is always focused on the next task. Right now, Thor Halvorssen is focused on ending the decades long tyranny that in North Korea, and ending the reign of Kim Sung Il. He and his orangization have alredy worked with groups of North Korean defectors to help them get their stories out so that real progress can be made.
His tirelessness and his dedication to the cause are what make Thor Halvorssen a force to be reckoned with. Unlike many human rights crusaders, he has proven that he has what it takes and is not afraid of retaliation. He has been arrested and beaten while working in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City documenting the story of a banned church there, but he still soldiers on working to fight the good fight.
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